Contact Improvisation

Final class showing
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 12:30pm
SHE 351

Contact Improvisation (3) is an evolving system of movement initiated in 1972 by American choreographer Steve Paxton.  This system of movement incorporates two or more bodies which move together in an improvised manner by sharing weight, rolling, jumping, developing physical points of contact and giving up weight.  This course will focus on an introduction to the practice of contact improvisation and students should expect to work in a community framework over the semester. Students will learn the basic skills and foundations for improvisation and these practices will be augmented by additional readings on the form and film showings.  Warm-ups for this course will include somatic techniques to promote bodily awareness and safe practice.